National exhibit includes painting of an Arkansas teacher

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ART: Painting ‘washing’

“Mrs. Lucy’s Wash”, a painting by Glenda McCune, Little Rock Artist, is one of 80 works chosen by a panel of five artists and art leaders from 425 entries to be included in the National Art Education Association member exhibit, according to a press release from the Arkansas League of Artists. The virtual display was set up on July 25 and is available online until January 6 at

McCune, a Hamburg native and retired teacher from the Pulaski County Special School District, is the only artist from Arkansas to feature work in the exhibit. The painting is part of his “Southern Scenes” series, depicting his life in southeastern and central Arkansas. His work was recently exhibited in a solo exhibition, “Southern Culture”, from June 17 to July 10 at the Acansa Gallery in North Little Rock.

Hannah Ratzlaff, Historic Preservation Manager for the City of Little Rock, will give a virtual presentation on preservation today Tuesday, August 9, as part of the Preserve Arkansas’ Women in Preservation Virtual Speaker Series. (Special at the Democrat-Gazette)
Virtual presentation

Hannah Ratzlaff, urban designer and historic preservation manager for the town of Little Rock, will present on preservation, virtually via Zoom, at 3:30 p.m. today. This is part of the Preserve Arkansas’ Women in Preservation virtual speaker series and it’s free; register at You can also watch the webinar live via YouTube: Dial (501) 372-4757. Support for the series comes from DEMX Architecture.

Ratzlaff was previously an exterior design consultant for Main Street Arkansas. She holds a BA in History from John Brown University in Siloam Springs and a postgraduate degree in Urban Strategies and Design from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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